Two Governor's Houses

October 25th, 2014, 6am

It was 10°C with overcast. The wind was light.

One can think of many reasons why the mansion (on the left) which the current Victorian Governor calls home is so much larger than the modest cottage (on the right) in which the first Governor housed his family in the mid nineteenth century. No doubt, the reasons have to do with security, ceremony, social rank and privilege. But on this morning’s walk, as I passed these two structures, I set myself the exercise of imagining a society in which the country’s leaders in government, entertainment, banking and industry would gladly forego the ostentation and pretension of great wealth to live merely comfortably. I think we used to call it egalitarianism.

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David Wade Chambers

Born in Oklahoma: 30 years in US. 6 years in Canada, 40 years in Australia. Academic field: history and philosophy of science. Currently, teach indigenous studies online at Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM) and Brandon University (Manitoba). Come visit our B&B on Australia's Great Ocean Road. Mate's Rates for Hi community! (

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